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DRY FREEZE [1 record]

Record 1 2007-04-02

English

Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric, Climatic and Meteorological Phenomena
  • Climatology
DEF

The freezing of the soil and terrestrial objects caused by a reduction of temperature when the adjacent air does not contain sufficient moisture for the formation of hoarfrost on exposed surfaces.

OBS

A dry freeze is usually considered to be a more local and short-period (probably radiative) phenomenon than a freeze.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Phénomènes météorologiques, climatiques et atmosphériques
  • Climatologie
DEF

Gelée du sol ou d'objets terrestres causée par une baisse de température alors que l'air adjacent ne contient pas assez de vapeur d'eau pour produire une gelée blanche.

Spanish

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